EMEA Security CTO and Director of Security Strategy
As EMEA security CTO and director of security strategy at Symantec, Greg Day is responsible for a team of security strategists that work across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The team works closely with groups within Symantec and with Symantec’s customers to drive a solutions-oriented approach to security and to ensure that Symantec’s strategy reflects organisations’ real world security challenges. In addition to his role with Symantec, Day is also vice chair of Intellect’s cyber security group, having been selected by fellow security professionals for this post.
With almost twenty years’ experience in the security industry, Day’s wide-ranging practical and consultative track record, at both business and technical levels, provides expert insight into the key issues in the increasingly complex threat and security environment. Day’s work with blue chip clients in industry and government sees him working closely with CISOs and other senior executives to develop and share security best practice. He is also a trusted adviser to government organisations and global enterprises, contributing to policy development and carrying out independent assessments for leading organisations in sectors where security is mission critical.
Prior to joining Symantec in June 2011, Symantec was director of EMEA security strategy for McAfee. He is a regular speaker on global cyber security issues and a frequent contributor to professional journals. Day has spoken extensively on cyber crime, cyber warfare and cyber terrorism at numerous industry events, including those organised by The Council of Europe (CoE) and The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He plays an active role in the security community, working to increase collaboration between regulators, industry bodies, vendors and security professionals.
Day has a BSc (Hons) in Information Systems from the University of Portsmouth. He lives in Buckinghamshire with his family and is a keen skier, scuba diver and golfer.